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Self care so I have more to give

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Recently I've allowed myself to indulge a bit. I went for a massage and a health treatment that I really needed. They were both a bit expensive, and they were both time consuming, but after doing them, I felt so much better and noticed I had so much more to give to my husband and daughter.

I just listened to an Inside Out Weight Loss podcast that deals with this same issue. In it Renee Stephens says that when you put yourself first, you have much more to give to others.

It makes a lot of sense. For the past few days, I've been very conscious about taking good care of myself. I've eaten well, gotten enough rest, and I went for some personal luxury. It's amazing how much calmer, centered, and capable I feel after just a few days.

The truth is that when we care for ourselves, it's really not selfish at all. Rather, it makes us so much better for those around us.
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SVELTEWARRIOR 2/19/2013 11:52PM

    Great blog. This is something I have such a hard time with!!! Thank you for reminding me!!!

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PHOENIX1949 2/19/2013 10:45PM

    emoticon for the reminders.

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KSW1963 2/19/2013 9:35PM

    I know I need to work on this. Good for you for take care of yourself. Great blog!

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VICKI-BISHOP56 2/19/2013 4:47PM

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PLUMERIA50 2/19/2013 3:21PM

  Thank you for such a profound blog. I rarely take this perspective (and I probably need to!)

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